Ever wondered what kind of workout you can get between the sheets? Of course you have — hasn't everyone? Some people think that a romp in the sheets is an enjoyable and calorie-burning form of exercise in itself. But the truth is that the exact number of calories you burn during sex depends on a variety of factors, including your weight and how vigorous your romp is.
How Many Calories Does Sex Burn? Can Sex Help You Lose Weight?
When you think about physical activity, running, hitting the weights, or even swimming may come to mind. But what about sex? You may have heard it before: Getting busy with your partner makes for a great workout. Is there validity to this claim? Not really.
This Is How Many Calories You're Actually Burning During Sex, Kissing, And Foreplay
O f all the ways a person could sweat, a roll in the hay is one of the most fun. But does sex actually burn a good number of calories? One study found that sex burned more than calories, at least for men. A team from the University of Montreal compared the calorie expenditure of running to that of sex and found that—no surprise—running far outpaced the latter.
Sometimes it leaves you breathless and totally spent, kind of like a killer workout. And that might have led you to wonder Sex with a partner is especially effective at getting your blood circulating and endorphins flowing. The key to getting more bang for your bang sorry, had to is treating sex like a workout: The more acrobatic you get, and the longer you go at it, the more calories you can burn, says sex and relationship expert Jess O'Reilly, PhD, who is the resident sexologist at Astroglide. If you're curious, this is how many calories you can expect to burn during various sex acts and in different positions , according to experts as well as the available research.